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Dylan Madeley is a Torontonian currently working out of a headquarters in Vaughan, Ontario. He is the copy editor of and a frequent contributor to Auxiliary Magazine, an alternative fashion and music zine.
His first published novel, The Gift-Knight’s Quest, was released on May 28, 2015. The sequel, The Crown Princess’ Voyage, was officially released May 1, 2017, and The Masked Queen’s Lament officially completed the trilogy on July 13, 2018. An independent companion volume, Alathea: Goddess and Empress, was released May 1, 2020.
I was born in Toronto in 1985. After my family moved a couple of times, we settled in Woodbridge, Ontario, and I have lived there for most of my life. The recent exceptions to this happened in 2012 and 2014, when I lived in midtown Toronto with roommates. Toronto is where I would prefer to live, once things like budget and opportunity allow me to do so.
I attended Maple Leaf Montessori School from junior kindergarten until grade 6. I attended Woodbridge College from grades 7 through 12, as at the time of my first attendance Woodbridge College went from grade 7 to OAC, a thirteenth grade of sorts. I graduated in the “double cohort” when OAC was phased out of the provincial curriculum, and went straight to York University. In 2007, I graduated with an Hons. Double Maj. Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Social and Political Thought.
I have been employed as a postal outlet clerk, an arts and crafts store “setup employee” helping to assemble/install shelves in a new location, a martial arts instructor, a painter, and a blog ghostwriter. I have worked four full seasons across five years so far at LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Manufacturing, assembling bath bombs, pouring melts, and applying glitter to things; pressing shampoo and deodorant bars, and moulding their henna hair treatment among other things, and I am still there at the moment. I have spent the most time as a freelancer, editing SR&ED documents, transcribing technical audio, and taking on side clients from the York University Faculty of Education from time to time. Recently, I leveled the freelance work down to an absolute minimum, and somewhere in between all this worked a five month stint at a large Canadian printing company.
From about 2005 onward, I spent some time documenting alternative music scenes in Toronto, much of which was posted on the now defunct toronto-goth.com. I have also written for Morbid Outlook, and I have been the copy editor for Auxiliary Magazine since 2012. As a result, I have several dozen event/concert photography albums on my Flickr account. I also have some travel photography under my belt, though with a focus on affording Toronto since 2012, there has not been any budget room for long-range travel; if I can hop down to Buffalo on the Greyhound one day for a wedding, that’s pretty good.
In November 2008 I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time and found that it gave me the necessary boost to finish a manuscript approaching novel length. All the manuscripts I have in the works today originated somewhere between 2008 and today on a given November. That also includes projects not yet listed on this site, some that were blown up and rewritten, one that’s been outright abandoned after the fact, and motley diary/short story collections that were written with the full intention to have it deleted after a winning word count was validated on the NaNoWriMo website.
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